Acknowledging the contribution his teammates made in his and Indian hockey staff’s luck, ahead Akashdeep Singh on Thursday stated he’s delighted and honoured to be decided on for the Arjuna award. Akashdeep, who has performed 194 fits for the nationwide aspect, has been a part of a number of cherishable performances within the remaining 4 years — the FIH Olympic Qualifiers win in opposition to Russia remaining yr, the bronze medal profitable display on the Asian Games and profitable the FIH Series Finals.
“I am extremely delighted and honoured to be conferred with the Arjuna Award,” Akashdeep stated in a media unencumber.
“I have been very fortunate to be playing for my country since December 2012 and I am very grateful for playing alongside a fantastic bunch of players. I wouldn’t have been able to contribute to the Indian team’s victories if I hadn’t received the wonderful support from all of my teammates,” he added.
The 25-year-old additionally thanked his circle of relatives and Hockey India for directing him during his occupation.
When requested about the most efficient moments from his occupation, Akashdeep stated that he loved being a part of India’s luck on the males’s FIH Series Finals and Olympic Qualifiers remaining yr.
“The atmosphere in the stadium on the day we qualified for the Tokyo Olympics was electrifying. All athletes play their respective sports for these moments and I hope I experience more such moments in the rest of my career,” stated the 25-year-old,” he stated.